EDUC 310 Reading and Writing in Urban Schools


What counts as literacy and what does it mean to become literate? This course will examine these questions through multiple disciplinary lenses, considering how definitions of literacy and illiteracy are tied to issues of equity and justice. It will explore how language and literacy intersect, as well as the multiple ways literacy is practiced across contexts. It will also compare theories and related research on how literacy develops across the lifespan. These theoretically-rooted examinations will then be used to guide our considerations of how literacy is taught and learned in K-12 classrooms.


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